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Christ’s Faithfulness

{Proof That the Heavenly Trade is the Best Trade

The Person with Whom Heavenly Traders Deal

Christ’s Faithfulness}

And, God is also that which is exceedingly pleasing to traders: He is faithful as well as able. He keeps His Word and makes good on all His promises to a tittle211 to those who, by faith, deal with Him. The Holy One of Israel cannot lie (Titus 1:2).212My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips” (Psalm 89:34 NKJV). “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19 NKJV). He is the faithful witness; faithful is His name (Revelation 1:5).213Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war” (Revelation 19:11 ESV). And, faithfulness is God’s nature; by comparison, every man is a liar. “Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: ‘That You may be justified in Your words, And may overcome when You are judged’” (Romans 3:4 NKJV). If the Lord Jesus were not faithful to His word and undertaking, the Father would not have trusted Him with all the concerns of His glory and people in the world. He would have been unfit for the elect to have committed to Him their souls and all that is dear to them. People promise one thing and do another and say things that are untrue. Many are greatly harmed by the unfaithfulness of those with whom they deal. But this is not true of Christ; you may trust His fidelity. Heaven and earth will sooner fail than one tittle of all that He has spoken. And therefore because the Lord Jesus is so excellent, the trades that are done with Him are excellent.

211The smallest stroke of a pen in Hebrew, such as the uppermost tip of this letter yod: י.

212In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began” (Titus 1:2 NKJV).

213And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood” (Revelation 1:5 NASB).

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